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R. Elsy Collection on India and Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka]
||Musahah [massulah] boat for conveying passengers to steamers
||John P Nicholas and Co
||1880–1889 (The date is approximate.)
|Extent and Medium
||Fair condition, some fading at edges.
|Content and context|
284x218mm. View of a massulah boat beached beside the harbour at Madras, with the crew seated in position with their oars. The boat flies the blue ensign and has the words 'Port Boat' painted on its side. Until harbour improvements mitigated somewhat the inconvenience of landing at Madras' open roadstead, these boats were the principal vehicle for negotiating the ferocious surf and depositing travellers on the beach.
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